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Ochocinco to the Vikings?

 The New England Patriots have released Chad Ochocinco per a league source (which we obtained through a tweet from @AdamSchefter), so I would like to be the person who starts this train wreck of an idea of Ochocinco to the Vikings.

 It’s not going to happen, and equally important, it’s a good thing it’s not going to happen. The Vikings led the league in arrests over the past couple of seasons, so the last thing they need is another person drawing in unneccessary attention to himself to distract the team even more. Sure Chad Eight-five has improved drastically over the past couple of season, even rumored having been a team player, but that’s the magic Bill Belichick brings to the Patriots/NFL.

 It can also be presumed that Ochocinco is on his downhill now at 34. Certainly not “over the hill,” as we know the saying, but he’s definitely not going to be effective anymore. The Vikings need their young players to learn from positive role models, not the likes of Chad Johnson.  If you feel differently please let me know in our comments section.

 The Minnesota Twins have not been very impressed thus far with RHP Cole DeVries who has a 4.20 ERA in a mere 15 innings pitched.

 The Twins have decided to bring back first baseman Chris Parmelee, with the available roster spot from sending DeVries down. This might be just to be able to give Justin Morneau more time at just DH, but either way, he’ll be back with the Twins. While in Triple-A Rochester Parmelee hit .375/.500/.708 in 15 games. Hopefully he can bring some of that hitting up to the majors with him.

 Apparently Christian Ponder has been extremely excited about the drafting of LT Matt Kalil, USC, everyday since the Thursday night’s draft.

 Ponder told Andrew Siciliano of NFL Network in an interview that he can see himself growing old in the NFL, with apparently Kalil at his side (presumably his left side). This would be great news for the Vikings who haven’t had a young QB/LT tandem in recent memory, where both players were talented (sorry T-Jack). View full article »

During tonight’s Twins game against the Royals, Jeff Manship came into the game from the bullpen in relief of Nick Blackburn. Little did he know the spelling of his last name on the back of his jersey was incorrect. As you can see in the picture below it read “MANSIHP” instead of “MANSHIP.” He had no clue his jersey was misspelled when he went out to the mound, but after the game he said guys were laughing at him when he was warming up in the bullpen but he didn’t know why. Jared Burton said they all knew. View full article »

Twins shutdown Pavano

The Twins pitching has struggled all season long, and now it’s going to take another shot (I’m not sure if it’s a positive or negative shot just yet).

Carl Pavano had an MRI a month ago and it was deemed he had a shoulder strain. View full article »

Twins select Byron Buxton with 2nd pick

 With the 2nd overall pick in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft the Twins selected 18 year old outfielder Byron Buxton from Appling County High School in Georgia. According to scouts, the 6-2 175lb right-handed Buxton is a five-tool player that most believe has the most upside of any player in the draft. He is most compared to current MLB outfielders B.J. and Justin Upton. Check out a video of Buxton Below.

 This Twins passed on the highest rated pitcher in the draft Mark Appel out of Stanford who was expected to go first overall to the Astros but ended up falling in the draft. When it comes to the MLB draft and any other draft for that matter my belief is the team should draft based on best player available View full article »

Jerome Felton arrested for DWI

The Vikings legal issues continue as Jerome Felton was arrested early this morning on a second-degree DWI charge. Felton was arrested and refused to submit a chemical test making it a second-degree charge which is a gross misdemeanor. Felton was released Saturday after posting $12,000 bail. Since the beginning of 2011, at least six Vikings players have been arrested including three on DWI charges even though the NFL provides free car service to prevent these issues. The Vikings are beginning to look a lot like the Bengals of the past few years and starting to get a bad reputation because of it.